The United Kingdom has always had a reputation for scientific excellence, with world-class universities and Nobel laureates by the dozen. Our Biotech Innovation Index finds the reputation is justified: the country leads its European peers in total life-sciences publications and leads the world in publications per billion dollars of GDP. One surprising gap: UK startups receive fewer patents than other European countries.

Although UK biotechs lead on publications per billion dollars of GDP, they lag behind other European countries in receiving patents.
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To read the article, see “The UK biotech sector: The path to global leadership,” December 3, 2021.